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Pokémon Day Presents drops big updates about future properties

To celebrate Pokémon Day, Nintendo and the Pokémon Company dropped a new Pokémon Presents video to update fans about what’s coming next in the world of pocket monsters.

“As fans around the world celebrate the joy of Pokémon today, it is once again our honor to join the festivities and unveil new video game and mobile experiences with Pokémon Legends: Z-A and Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket,” said Kenji Okubo, president of The Pokémon Company International. “This Pokémon Day also marks the final countdown to the highly anticipated U.S. premiere of ‘Pokémon Horizons: The Series,’ launching March 7 on Netflix.”

“With new video games, innovative apps, and the launch of the first new mainline animated adventure in more than 25 years, The Pokémon Company International would like to wish all Trainers around the world a very happy Pokémon Day.”

Fans of the Pokémon Legends: Arceus spinoff will be excited to hear that the next game in that series is coming to the Nintendo Switch some time during 2025. It’s called Pokémon Legends: Z-A, and will take place in the Kalos region’s Lumiose City (Pokémon X & Y).

“An exciting new adventure awaits players within Lumiose City, where an urban redevelopment plan is underway to shape the city into a place that belongs to both people and Pokémon,” The Pokémon Company wrote in a press release.

For fans of the Pokémon trading card game also got some news during this Presents video, with the announcement of Pokémon Trading Card Game Pocket. This is a new app version of the TCG that will allow players to open two booster packs a day for free, and also includes new “immersive cards,” which allow players to enter the world of the card’s illustration.

Additionally, to celebrate the upcoming release of Pokémon Horizons: The Series on Netflix, there will be special in-game events in Pokémon GO between March 5 and March 11. The Pokémon Company is also partnering with the Empire State Building in New York City to celebrate the series’ launch. When the sun sets, the building will light up with blue and yellow to honor the show.

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